Death in the City of Light

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Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer Of Nazi-Occupied Paris
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Author David King
Country United States
Language English
Subject Serial Killers
Occupied France
Genre True crime
Publisher Crown
Publication date
20 September 2011
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 432
ISBN 978-0-307-45289-4
LC Class HV6248.P43 K56 2011

Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer Of Nazi-Occupied Paris is a nonfiction true crime book by David King first published in 2011.[1][2] The book covers the serial killing spree in Paris that took place while that city was occupied by the Nazis during World War II, the trial of the chief suspect - Dr. Marcel Petiot, and the circus that ensued.

Reception[edit]

Laura Miller in Salon magazine calls Death In The City Of Light better than Erik Larson's The Devil In The White City, saying of it: "landing just shy of setting a new standard for the form."[3] Kirkus Reviews sums up its response as follows: "The author’s successful transition into the true-crime genre—expertly written and completely absorbing."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, David (2011). Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris. New York: Crown. ISBN 978-0-307-45289-4. 
  2. ^ King, David; Narrated by Paul Michael (2011). Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer Of Nazi-Occupied Paris (Audiobook). Random House Audio. 
  3. ^ Miller, Laura. "A new masterpiece of true crime writing explores the quest for truth and justice in an immoral society". Review. Salon.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Death In The City Of Light: The gripping narrative of a twisted serial killer preying on the most vulnerable citizens of Paris during the Nazi occupation". Kirkus Reviews. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.